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Sunday, December 16, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: As Good As Goldwyn- NETWORK's Tony Goldwyn Talks the Ups and Downs of a Career on Stage and Screen by Richard Ridge

Following seven steamy seasons on ABC's hit show, Scandal, which concluded its run last spring, Tony Goldwyn has made theleap back to Broadway- starring as Max Schumacher in Network. The pla…

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: American Success Story- Darren Criss Opens Up About His Career on Broadway, TV and More! by Richard Ridge

From Harry to Hedwig Blaine to FinchDarren Criss has made quite a name for himself over the past decade on both stage and screen. 2018 has been an extra special year for the renaissance man …

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Sunday, December 9, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Norm Lewis Talks Keeping It Nutcraker Cool This Holiday Season with New Album and Solo Show! by Richard Ridge

Tony nominee Norm Lewisis keeping it cool this Christmas. Nutcracker cool, that is.

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Friday, December 7, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Inside the National Asian Artists Project Gala with Baayork Lee and More! by Richard Ridge

The 2018 Inaugural NAAP National Asian Artists Project Gala took place on December 2nd celebrating the 60th Anniversary of Rodgers amp Hammerstein's groundbreaking musical 'Flower Drum Song'…

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Saturday, November 17, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jeremy Jordan Is Back on Broadway and Telling All About the Roles That Got Him Here! by Richard Ridge

The last time Jeremy Jordan graced a Broadway stage, he was the king of New York- earning himself a Tony nomination for his performance in Newsies. Since 2012, the rest of the world has gott…

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Saturday, November 3, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: You're a Mean One, Gavin Lee! Meet the New Grinch of This Holiday Season by Richard Ridge

All the Whos down in Whoville liked Christmas a lot, but Gavin Lee, who was hard at work getting into character to playDr. Seuss' most conniving character this holiday season, did not

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Friday, October 26, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Cooper & Vosk & Ridge, Oh My! Getting Candid with the Witches of WICKED by Richard Ridge

A whole lot happened in Oz before Dorothy dropped in, and Wicked has been telling that story to Broadway audiences for 15 years at the Gershwin Theatre. The milestone won't go by uncelebrate…

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Saturday, October 13, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: She's Queen of the Kings! Catching Up with Brooklyn-Bound Heather Headley by Richard Ridge

She has already protected the Pride Lands, ruled Nubia, controlled center stage, and dominated the Juke Joint. What's next for Broadway's favorite beltress

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Friday, August 31, 2018

BWW Interview: Linda Purl Gets Ready to Make Her Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below! by Richard Ridge

Renowned actress and singer Linda Purl, best known for 'Happy Days', 'Matlock' and 'The Office' will make her solo cabaret debut at Feinstein's 54 Below on September 4th and 5th with her sen…

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: 90 Plays, 80 Films, and Lots of Stories- Catch Up with Stage and Screen Great- F. Murray Abraham by Richard Ridge

From his current gig as black ops specialist Dar Adal on Showtime's Homeland, to Cyrano, Shylock, Salieri and more, stage and screen star F. Murray Abraham's career has spanned over five dec…

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Saturday, August 4, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It Takes a Woman: Donna Murphy Dishes on the Roles that Brought Her to Dolly! by Richard Ridge

'This job came up, and initially I thought, 'What a horrible idea To star as Dolly Levi once a week How do you do that' That first performance- and I really didn't know how it was gonna land…

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Just One of the Boys- Matt Bomer Reveals All About His Co-Stars, Character and Debut in THE BOYS IN THE BAND! by Richard Ridge

The men of The Boys in the Band indeed are one integrated being, and part of that being is Matt Bomer, who makes his Broadway debut in the role of Donald. Watch below as Bomer chats with Ric…

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Reveals Which Big Broadway Show He Turned Down! by Richard Ridge

Many Broadway fans came to know stage and screen star Jesse Tyler Ferguson for his iconic portrayal of Leaf Coneybear in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. But in an alternate unive…

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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Anna & Glinda & Lysistrata & More! FROZEN's Patti Murin Reflects on the Roles That Made Her Career by Richard Ridge

'I keep saying that I forgot that I know how to act, as opposed to making faces and appropriate gestures... It's a fairytale, sure. But it's a story that has to be told in a clear and concis…

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Chukwudi Iwuji on Living the Dream in Shakespeare in the Park's OTHELLO by Richard Ridge

'I was having a conversation with my manager... I was about to start The Low Road andI had just done Hedda Gabler in London. But I really enjoyed filming. I said, 'After I finish the Low Roa…

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: An (Extra)Ordinary Man- Tony Nominee Harry Hadden-Paton Explains How He Ended Up in MY FAIR LADY by Richard Ridge

'Bart Sher and I spoke a long time about this character. I think the key to him is that he is passionate and obsessive about the work and his job. What's he's not good at is emotions- unders…

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Tuesday, May 29, 2018

BWW Interview: Gina Gershon is Gina Wild for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut! by Richard Ridge

In a career that spans over 30 years,actress, writer, singer, composer and cult icon Gina Gershon will make her highly anticipated Cafe Carlyle debut with her new show 'Wild Women Don't Get …

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Monday, May 14, 2018

BWW Interview: The Great Kathleen Turner Opens Up About Her Cafe Carlyle Debut by Richard Ridge

One of the most celebrated actresses of her generation, the sensual, smokey-voiced Kathleen Turner is making her eagerly awaited Cafe Carlyle debut and our own Richard Ridge caught up with t…

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Saturday, May 12, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Fairest of Them All- Lauren Ambrose Talks Tonys and More! by Richard Ridge

Eliza Doolittle is the role of a lifetime, and Lauren Ambrose knows it. The Tony nominee just sat down with Richard Ridge to chat about how she landed one of the most coveted roles on Broadw…

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: It's a Broadway Super-Clique! A Chitchat with the Ladies of MEAN GIRLS by Richard Ridge

This is a cautionary interview...Don't be fooled by the characters they play.The ladies of Mean Girls are tight, and we've got the proofRight before the show's whopping twelve Tony nominatio…

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Thursday, May 3, 2018

BWW Interview: Linda Lavin Is Living for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut! by Richard Ridge

For over five plus decades Linda Lavin has enraptured audiences on stage, screen and television. She won the triple crown- Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for her heart -bre…

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Not Your Average Joe Pitt- Lee Pace Talks ANGELS IN AMERICA and More! by Richard Ridge

'I wish I could say that it's fun but it's not. It's painful and it's complicated.'Lee Pace has ruled Middle Earth, wandered the galaxy, and now he's come back home to Broadway. The star of …

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Sunday, April 29, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Joshua Jackson Is Speaking for Two Through His Broadway Debut by Richard Ridge

'For so many reasons this has been the single most challenging thing that I've ever done, but the most rewarding thing I've ever done.'Joshua Jackson, who makes his Broadway debut this seaso…

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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Bringing the Band to Broadway- How THE BAND'S VISIT Became a Bonafide Hit! by Richard Ridge

What makes a hit Broadway musical Not even the pros really know, as the cast and creative team of The Band's Visit proved in a recent conversation with Richard Ridge.

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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: From Green Girl to Flower Child to Ice Queen- Caissie Levy Talks FROZEN & More! by Richard Ridge

'This is the story of my career... I have worked my way up. I am not someone who got out of college and got handed the plumBroadway roles. I started as an understudy. I started in the ensemb…

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Sunday, April 22, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Call on Horace! HELLO, DOLLY's! Victor Garber Relives Some of His Greatest Roles by Richard Ridge

He has played roles as varied as Jesus andMr. Applegate John Wilkes Booth andThomas Andrews Anthonyand Professor Callahan. Nowadays he's bringing audiences to their feet eight times a week a…

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Saturday, April 21, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Their Side of SUPERSTAR- Sara Bareilles and Brandon Victor Dixon Reveal Backstage Secrets from NBC's Hit Broadcast! by Richard Ridge

NBC was certainly rejoicing with 'Hallelujahs' following the live broadcast ofJesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, when almost ten million viewers tuned in on Easter Sunday. Now, almost t…

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Friday, March 23, 2018

BWW Exclusive: Producing a Classic- On the Set of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR LIVE with Producer Neil Meron by Richard Ridge

What's the buzz on the set of Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert Neil Meron is telling us what's a-happening as John Legend, Sara Bareilles, Alice Cooper and more make their final prepar…

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Meet the Masterminds Behind BroadwayHD- Bonnie Comley and Stewart F. Lane! by Richard Ridge

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

BWW Interview: Josh Radnor & Rosie Perez Head Back to High School for NBC's RISE by Richard Ridge

In just days, NBC will premiere its newest drama, Rise, which airs Tuesday, March 13th at 10pm ETPT following the season finale of 'This Is Us,' and debuts in its regular time period on Tues…

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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Backstage with Richard Ridge: A New Evan Is Found - Meet the New Star of DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Taylor Trensch! by Richard Ridge

Words certainly do not fail Trensch as he opens up with Richard Ridge about his career so far, including his recent move from 44th Street to 45th. Watch the full conversation plus all-new hi…

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